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It's time to play with VTech's GoPro for kids (hands-on)

It's time to play with VTech's GoPro for kids (hands-on)

By Rik Henderson

Tech toy brand VTech has often looked to adult gadget trends for inspiration and the latest to get its attention is the action cam market, like the GoPros of this world.The Kidizoom Action Cam is designed for children from five-years and up and, like... Read more

James Bond Spectre Scalextric set confirmed: Aston Martin DB10 to be included

James Bond Spectre Scalextric set confirmed: Aston Martin DB10 to be included

By Stuart Miles

Scalextric has announced that it will be offering a Spectre set for James Bond fans later this year featuring the Aston Martin DB10 and what looks like the Jaguar CX-75.The track, which doesn't have a price tag at the moment but expected to cost around... Read more

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Lego sets confirmed

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Lego sets confirmed

By Stuart Miles

Lego has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be releasing a number of sets to coincide with the launch of the new Star Wars movie releasing later this year.The seven sets will be launched in time for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and feature... Read more

You must watch this: Top Gear and Lego team for perhaps the weirdest trailer for a show yet

You must watch this: Top Gear and Lego team for perhaps the weirdest trailer for a show yet

By Rik Henderson

Ever wondered what Top Gear would be like if it was animated and in Lego? No, us neither but bizarrely the BBC's official trailer for series 22 is exactly that. It is Lego representation of the show. Wow.It's actually quite good, with each of the presenters... Read more

What would you have an intelligent robot do? Well, if 'draw in the sand' was your answer...

What would you have an intelligent robot do? Well, if 'draw in the sand' was your answer...

By Rik Henderson

Co-developed by Disney Research and a student team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Beachbot is an autonomous robot with a rather special talent; it can draw massive pictures in sand.That's just about it really, but the end results... Read more

Hands-on: Wowwee MiPosaur review

Hands-on: Wowwee MiPosaur review

By Stuart Miles

WowWee the creators of RoboSapien, and more recently a robot called MiP, has announced the launch of a new robot dinosaur called MiPosaur.Based on the MiP robot from 2014, the robotic prehistoric creature comes with the same gesture based tech for controlling... Read more

Number 5 is alive: Meccano Meccanoid is a build your own robot

Number 5 is alive: Meccano Meccanoid is a build your own robot

By Stuart Miles

Meccano is set to launch a build your own robot later this year which is likely to become one of the must have gadgets for Christmas 2015.Called Meccanoid G15 KS, it is made with Meccano parts, stands around 4ft tall and uses an open source Robotics Building... Read more

Bet you'd love your car made into Lego like these

Bet you'd love your car made into Lego like these

By Rik Henderson

Regular readers of Pocket-lint will know we have a fondness for Lego here on Pocket-lint. We've built many constructions of our own and even interviewed the UK's very own, genuine master builder recently. However, we've never had our cars made of Lego... Read more

5 best games for young kids: Responsible gaming ideas for parents

5 best games for young kids: Responsible gaming ideas for parents

By Rik Henderson

With the Xbox One and PS4 breaking all records for console sales and just about every family household in the UK having a tablet device of some description, gaming has permeated every walk of life - sometimes obviously, sometimes not so. Kids and adults... Read more

Are these the best Lego real-world photos yet? Lego Ferraris take to the streets of the UK

Are these the best Lego real-world photos yet? Lego Ferraris take to the streets of the UK

By Rik Henderson

To celebrate a new range of Shell V-Power Lego Ferrari vehicles being available from the fuel brand's petrol stations, photographers Jeff Moore and Andrew Whyte were tasked to make them seem like they were actually driving down famous roads in UK cities... Read more

Secrets of a Lego master builder: What's involved in building a 500,000 piece Lego sleigh?

Secrets of a Lego master builder: What's involved in building a 500,000 piece Lego sleigh?

By Stuart Miles

What did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot? A train driver? Maybe an astronaut? Maybe you just wanted to play with Lego for your entire life, but surely that wasn't possible? Well, get ready to have your mind blown...Not only is it possible, there's... Read more

WIN: One of four Sphero Ollie app-controlled robot toys

WIN: One of four Sphero Ollie app-controlled robot toys

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There are plenty of gadgets that can be controlled from an app on your phone these days, ranging from heart sensors and drones to toy robots. Ollie and Sphero fall into the toy robot category and as a Christmas treat, Pocket-lint has teamed up with the... Read more

Mousr is the smart robot that plays with your cat for you

Mousr is the smart robot that plays with your cat for you

By Luke Edwards

The robot future is well and truly upon us, now even our pets can have their own robot slaves to entertain them. Mousr is here for feline funtimes.Mousr is an intelligent robot from Petronics which is currently on Kickstarter. The sensor-filled bot works... Read more

LeapFrog’s kids console now available, LeapTV brings educational motion gaming to 3-8 year-olds

LeapFrog’s kids console now available, LeapTV brings educational motion gaming to 3-8 year-olds

By Rik Henderson

LeapFrog's LeapTV games console is now available in the shops. Launched by Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly and her children, the video game system works in a similar way to a Nintendo Wii, with a motion controller and gamepad device, but all games... Read more

Heisenberg 'mad' as Breaking Bad action figures pulled from Toys R Us after online petition

Heisenberg 'mad' as Breaking Bad action figures pulled from Toys R Us after online petition

By Rik Henderson

A line of Breaking Bad action figures from Mezco were pulled from Toys R Us in the States after Susan Myers received 9.000 signatures for an online petition banning their sale in the store.Previously, the toy store chain had defended the line, which... Read more

Best extreme sports video ever? Watch this stop-motion featuring Playmobil toys

Best extreme sports video ever? Watch this stop-motion featuring Playmobil toys

By Elyse Betters

If you love extreme sports and toys, than you'll love Xtreme Videos' latest stop-motion film. It features Playmobil characters with BMX bikes.Playmobil has been making toys for 25 years and is considered a major competitor to Lego toys. It also has a... Read more

Inaugural Golden Brickies celebrates Star Wars Lego in perfect fan style

Inaugural Golden Brickies celebrates Star Wars Lego in perfect fan style

By Chris Hall

The Golden Brickies took place over this weekend with a red carpet event at Legoland Windsor, looking to celebrate the clash of cultural titans Lego and Star Wars.With Warwick Davis in attendance - who played the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi - Lego... Read more

Parrot Jumping Sumo review
3.5 stars

Parrot Jumping Sumo review

By Stuart Miles

Parrot, the company behind a number of flying drones, is now offering land-lovers something get excited about: the Jumping Sumo. Is this land-locked gadget with integrated camera enough to get us excited?Land not airUnlike the company's Rolling Spider,... Read more

Best Lego minifigures complete Series 12 picture gallery

Best Lego minifigures complete Series 12 picture gallery

By Luke Edwards

Lego is constantly updating with new builds and new characters. The latest minifigures range to be released is Series 12. These new figures offer a code with each character which can be used to unlock access to the playable character in the Lego Minifigures... Read more

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review

By Stuart Miles

Nerf has released two new top of the range Nerf weapons, but which one should you go for? We've been shooting to find out.Nerf Mega ThunderbowKatniss Everdeen has a lot to answer for doesn't she? The latest Nerf weapon, you see, is a bow and dart combo... Read more

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched

By Stuart Miles

Anki Drive, the modern day Scalextrix-esque toy that works with the iPhone and iPad, is coming to Android as the company looks to expand the appeal of the intelligent racing toy.Beyond the move to Android, which is due in October, the company is also... Read more

What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care?

What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care?

By Elyse Betters

Apple has a new feature that promises to not only save you money but also make it easier for your family to share everything, from apps to music.The feature is called Family Sharing, and it works across both iOS devices and Macs. Available for consumers... Read more

Lego Serious Play is the grown-up office toy you'll always wish you had

Lego Serious Play is the grown-up office toy you'll always wish you had

By Peter Jenkinson

Some of the sparkly new offices on the start-up scene have their fun foibles installed, such as foosball and ping-pong tables (table tennis if you like). Some have slides and swings, fun is positively promoted, and yet these outfits continue to get the... Read more

Yes, you can enter the Lego Star Wars Oscars as The Golden Brickies Awards opens

Yes, you can enter the Lego Star Wars Oscars as The Golden Brickies Awards opens

By Rik Henderson

Lego has launched its own Oscars-style awards for the best Star Wars-themed builds and photos in the UK. The Golden Brickies, illustrated by the Lego version of C-3PO on a typical Academy Award plinth, is split into several categories and the toy company... Read more

Sphero Ollie hands-on review: Cylindrical, fast, and totally cool

Sphero Ollie hands-on review: Cylindrical, fast, and totally cool

By Elyse Betters

Ollie is finally out.The Sphero team first showed off Ollie at CES 2014 in January, but its latest robot toy was called something different then: Sphero 2B. It has been renamed and is considered the follow-up to the original Sphero, a smartphone-controlled... Read more

Why LeapFrog LeapTV games console should be number one on many kids' Christmas lists

Why LeapFrog LeapTV games console should be number one on many kids' Christmas lists

By Rik Henderson

LeapFrog has become quite a force in gadgetry for young children, with well-thought-out intuitive kids' versions of some of the biggest tech trends around. It has kids' versions of handheld games consoles and tablet devices in its range, and recently... Read more

K'Nex Bloodhound claims Guinness World Record; real Bloodhound SSC eyes 1000mph target for 2016

K'Nex Bloodhound claims Guinness World Record; real Bloodhound SSC eyes 1000mph target for 2016

By Chris Hall

This life-sized K'Nex replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car was today unveiled by Richard Noble, OBE and former world land speed record holder, at Brooklands Museum in Surrey.The model, measured by the National Physical Laboratory and confirmed by... Read more

Anki Drive review
4.0 stars

Anki Drive review

By Stuart Miles

When you were young you probably played Scalextric. It was a lot of fun and while you would no doubt pick up a trigger and squeeze it today given half the chance, there is a new challenger in town: Anki Drive.Anki Drive doesn't require you to place the... Read more

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call

By Luke Edwards

A Texan mother and former soldier has come up with an app to stop her child ignoring her calls. And it's now available for anyone.The Ignore No More app allows parents to disable their child's phone if they're not answering calls or texts. The child is... Read more

Lego Minecraft brings online bricks into the real world, full-sized

Lego Minecraft brings online bricks into the real world, full-sized

By Luke Edwards

Lego has released a new range of Minecraft kits, with full-sized bricks, available to buy now. These are just the start as more sets are due to follow.Until now the only Lego Minecraft available was micro sets with the blocks and characters shrunk down... Read more

Chocolate Lego that you can eat is here to make tidying away bricks much more fun

Chocolate Lego that you can eat is here to make tidying away bricks much more fun

By Luke Edwards

While Lego is great fun to build, it's the clearing away of bricks that can be boring. That in mind a Japanese illustrator, designer and general genius has created chocolate Lego.These aren't official Lego bricks but hopefully the idea will be popular... Read more

Lego Mark VI cyborg arm grabs our attention and anything else it wants

Lego Mark VI cyborg arm grabs our attention and anything else it wants

By Luke Edwards

A cyborg arm, dubbed Mark VI, has been built out of Lego that can make a fist, grab objects and pull-off gestures, all at the behest of its wearer.No it's not mind-controlled unfortunately. But it is Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit that was used to create the... Read more

Send voice messages to your children through their toys with ToyMail

Send voice messages to your children through their toys with ToyMail

By Luke Edwards

ToyMail has graduated from Kickstarter and is now available on Firebox as a UK exclusive.The toy allows parents to record voice messages on their phones that play on their child's toy, from anywhere in the world.ToyMail aims to bring parents into their... Read more

Lego Simpsons Springfield is mind-bogglingly awesome

Lego Simpsons Springfield is mind-bogglingly awesome

By Luke Edwards

When the Lego Simpsons was released it was only a matter of time before some intrepid block builder took it to the next level. That's been achieved with a massive city built of Lego.The Lego Simpsons house went on sale this year for £179 while the figures... Read more

Sproutling: The Fitbit of baby monitors that can predict when your baby will wake up

Sproutling: The Fitbit of baby monitors that can predict when your baby will wake up

By Stuart Miles

A new baby monitor designed to predict when a baby is expected to wake up will go on sale in the new year.Sproutling, which hopes to give parents a little extra peace of mind, is a baby monitor that will monitor a baby's movement, heart rate, and skin... Read more

Win: A LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader courtesy of LEGO worth over £160

Win: A LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader courtesy of LEGO worth over £160

By Pocket-lint Promotion

For the first time in history, LEGO and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have joined forces to create a motorised LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader and Pocket-lint has teamed up with the toy giant to offer two lucky readers the chance to win... Read more

Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges

Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges

By Stuart Miles

Hasbro has remade Simon Says for a new generation bringing with it a series of new challenges to master.Now instead of a pocketable game that featured four lights, you have to, as the name suggests, swipe as well as tap your way through remembering a... Read more

Have yourself or any pic turned into Lego with Brick-A-Pic

Have yourself or any pic turned into Lego with Brick-A-Pic

By Rik Henderson

Have you ever fancied turning a picture of yourself or any other kind of image into a Lego work of art? Well, if Brick-A-Pic is successfully crowdfunded in the next 16 days, you'll be able to. And what's more, you build it yourself. Twice the fun.The... Read more

While you're waiting for a smaller PS4 to appear, treat yourself to one of these

While you're waiting for a smaller PS4 to appear, treat yourself to one of these

By Rik Henderson

Takara Tomy, the Japanese toy manufacturer, is branching out with its range of collectable figures by introducing a range of miniature Sony PlayStation consoles.Starting with the PlayStation 2 and going through the entire release line-up over the years... Read more